As a pregnant, first time mom, I have been spending a lot of time preparing for our baby. It might seem obvious that you need to prepare certain things, like preparing the nursery for baby, preparing the vehicle for baby and preparing your home for the baby. But another key thing that we want to have prepared is our stroller. Read on to see how I am preparing the stroller for baby. And if you are looking for a great stroller, check out this review of the Joovy Qool stroller – this is the stroller we’re planning to use with our new baby!
My husband and I love to take walks and we hope that our son shares our love for outdoor strolls. Thanks to Dreambaby for gifting me these stroller accessories must-haves. Here’s how I am preparing the stroller for baby.
Preparing The Stroller For Baby
Stroller and Bassinet Insect Netting
I live in Minnesota. The land of 10 thousand lakes and 10 million mosquitos. We are lucky if we get a few months of nice weather a year and can’t afford to let a few bugs get it our way of spending time outside. Although I have learned to live with mosquito bites, they are something I would rather not expose to my newborn baby.
That is why I am preparing the stroller for baby with Dreambaby’s Stroller and Bassinet Insect Netting. It is made from 100% nylon and has an elastic hem to hold it firmly in place. Not only does it fit over the stroller or car seat but also my Joovy playard as well, making it great for traveling so you can take it anywhere to help prevent your little one from nasty bug bites everywhere you go. It is well ventilated so the baby can breathe easily. It is also simple to clean with just a sponge, warm soapy water and air-drying.
Clip-On Fan-Silver Black Foam
Since our baby is due in the midst of the July summer heat, we need to make sure we have a way to keep everyone cool on those hot summer days. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about avoiding the great outdoors on those hot or humid days with the Dreambaby Clip-On Stroller Fan.
This fan has so many helpful features:
- Cool and Comfortable: Help the baby chill-out on sunny or humid days with the Dreambaby Clip-On Stroller Fan. It’s a simple and convenient way to keep the baby from getting fussy during hot summer strolls. I can even point a little breeze my way as well to stay cool.
- Foam Fin Blades: While this fan is not a toy to be played with, the fins are safe to the touch, so even if your baby reaches for the fan, you don’t have to worry about then getting hurt.
- Adjustable Air Flow: The flexible neck on the fan allows you to point the airflow in whatever direction you choose. You can use the fan to the side, upside down, straight on, whatever way you want to make your little one, or yourself, more comfortable.
- Easy and Secure Attachment: There is no need for installation or reinforcements; the Dreambaby Clip-On Stroller Fan securely clips on to surfaces or handles so it can be effortlessly moved from place to place.
This fan doesn’t need to be limited just to preparing the stroller for baby. The fan can easily be taken off the stroller and attached to a car seat, crib, or even my treadmill if I decide it is too hot to walk outside and need to get my work out on in the gym.
Stroller Hook Carabiner (2 Pack Large and Small)
As long as the baby and I are going for a walk, the dog is going to want to come, too! She is glad that we are preparing the stroller for baby, while also keeping her in mind. This means I need one hand on the stroller, one hand on the dog leash and I am left with no hands for anything else. Dreambaby Stroller Hook Carabiners have a soft yet heavy-duty handle that clips easily onto just about every stroller handle and won’t slide. They are built to last, lightweight, versatile and great for taking the hard work out of carrying your purse, diaper bag, shopping bags, or just about anything else.
Strollerbuddy EZY-Fit Phone Holder
Speaking of being hands-free, what about a spare hand for my cell phone? Two things I cannot leave the house without. Obviously the baby, but also, my cell phone. The Dreambaby Strollerbuddy EZY-Fit Phone Holder is very handy so you can view and operate your phone while pushing your stroller. Take calls, view texts, and even map out your walk all from your stroller.
Another fun feature is the ability to take adorable baby photos virtually hands-free. This allows you to keep your hands on the stroller for the majority of your adventure, which is safer for your baby and more convenient for steering.
The Dreambaby Strollerbuddy EZY-Fit Phone Holder is designed to fit most smartphones. It also attaches easily to any kind of stroller. The side arms are adjustable allowing it to firmly hug your smartphone and provide a non-slip hold. For added security, the Dreambaby Strollerbuddy EZY- Fit Phone Holder features two swivel feet that help support your phone from the bottom, so you can tackle all kinds of terrain with peace of mind.
The hook and loop strap allows the EZY-Fit Phone Holder to fit all kinds of strollers instantly and securely. The strap that is connected to the phone holder can be easily removed with a release button mechanism, perfect for folding up your stroller and storing it between walks on your Strollerbuddy StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Hanger.
Strollerbuddy StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Hanger
Walks are a part of our daily routine, but what do we do with the stroller when we are done? Dreambaby has the perfect solution with their Strollerbuddy StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Hanger. This is the perfect solution to stroller storage. It takes unused space on the back of your door and turns it into a hanging spot for your stroller, allowing you to fold it up and keep it out of the way.
Mounting the StrollAway is nearly effortless and requires no tools. Simply fit it over the top of the door and it will sit securely. You can adjust the arms to suit your stroller. The StrollAway features defensive cushions to help keep it from rubbing or scratching the door. With no hardware, it’s a breeze to relocate as needed. When the StrollAway isn’t in use the arms rotate flat to stay almost flush with the door. This prevents it from getting caught or hitting into other things. Holding up to 50 pounds and with adjustable, long arms, it’s designed to hold virtually any strollers. This is the perfect item when prepping the stroller for baby, both before and after the walk.